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with president obama from chicago, and mitt romney in boston, plus key house and senate victory and concession speeches from across the country, and throughout the night, your reaction by phone, e-mail, facebook and twitter. live coverage starts at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span, c-span radio, and c-span.org. >> up next, author and lecturer kenneth defense. the acclaimed author about the "don't know much about" source, talks about michiganology, geography and more. he has written 12 adult nonfiction books, including america's hidden history, a nation rising, and don't know much about the american presidents. >> host: where did the "don't know much about" series come from? >> guest: the idea came from my own little brain, although it didn't start out as a series. it started out with the idea i loved american history. i wanted to write about it in a way that shared my enthusiasm for a subject that i've loved since i was small child. the title came, of course, from sam cook's wonderful song, which i knew from childhood, and so it got stuck in my head, and certainly the success of the book, which cau
-- assassination or death. in the case of barack obama i did not seek fair at the time i wrote the book to judge him over the long course of history based on less than a full term. >> host: to of your more recent books, america's hidden history and a nation rising. is it fair to say that george washington sometimes maybe we don't learn the full story about george washington? >> guest: we absolutely don't learn the full story about george washington, and one of the reasons i wrote america's hidden history and then and nation rising was to tell those stories that the school books to leave out and particularly about washington. most americans, unfortunately, still have the cherry tree story in mind when they think of him washington. of course, the story is completely manufactured by a man who did not know washington and made these stories up as a kind of reader for children, couch morality tales in terms of washington's life. so the cherry tree story we can dismiss. but unfortunately every president's day we will see the actors come out with an ax on their shoulder. though chop down the prices on c
obama did not feel it was fair at the time i wrote the book to judge him over the long course than a full term. >> host: to move your and "don't know much about history: everything you need to know about american history but never learned". is it fair to say george washington, maybe we don't learn the full story about george washington? >> we absolutely don't learn the full story about george washington and one of the reasons nation" and "a nation rising: untold tales of flawed founders, fallen heroes, and forgotten fighters from america's hidden history" is to tell those stories that schoolbooks leave out particular about george washington. most americans unfortunately still have feet cherry tree story in mind when they think of young washington. the story completely manufactured by adman who didn't know washington and made these stories up, a reader for children couched morality tale in terms of washington's life so the cherry tree story we can dismiss but unfortunately every president's day we will see the actors come out with an ax on their shoulder to job down the prices on ca
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